(fra TD 107)  v/ Toma Garai (USA) 
A total of 57 entries participated, after the transfer of No. 7949 from 2000 (author
being the judge) and elimination of No. 8481, a repeat of No. 8411. Some versions (see
solutions) were also considered, yet No. 8488V, which has no wK was not a H#, but a
Fairy problem (a helpmate position by definition must arise from a chess game).
Twomovers dominated with 27 problems; threes were 14 and multimovers 16. It
represented an enjoyable reading, as reflected by the award. Careful editorial work
eliminated any banal problem. Between weaknesses, one may mention some symmetrical
repeats and in particular superfluous material. I.e. on the white side, officers not
needed in all solutions: Bc7 in 8330, Sa1 in 8412, Se3 in 8551 B., Sb5 in 8554, Rg1 in
8558. Or, on the black side, the bPf7 can be removed without consequences and with some
reshuffling bSf2 can be bP in 7949.
The hardest part is to establish originality. Total anticipation eliminates a problem
from the tourney, partial one not. In fact incremental improvement of known ideas
contributed more to problem developments than outright new ideas and one shall
appreciate that accordingly. Here are a few total, or advanced
anticipations.
[The webmaster, not being restrained by the limitations of a printed magazine, has
supplied diagrams and solutions for all nonawarded problems mentioned in this
section, and has also supplied diagrams for all anticipations and reference problems
throughout the article. In order not to focus too much on the nonawarded problems, this
whole section has been moved to the end of the article.]
Diagram 8413 Franz Pachl (DE) 1. Pr., Thema Danicum 2001

Show solution The captures for selfpin is not new. Also known are double capture Zilahis where the passive capture occur just because black needs to vacate a square (the oldest is perhaps by C.J. Feather MAT 1976/June). Yet the two concepts together seem new and spectacular, with many dualavoidances. The flight giving squares through the solution in A, or twinning in B. was also appreciated. 
Diagram 8414 Manne Persson (SE) 2. Pr., Thema Danicum 2001

Show solution An economical arrangement of rich line play interaction. Pinunpin sequence by the same piece, from masked pin/half pin setting. Purists, who wish all elements to be repeated in each solution, may note that only Bf4 unblock, or clear line and initially only the e3 mate square is defended twice. Although "total" harmonies has its intrinsic value, "overall" harmonies with diversified details makes solving more rewarding. 
Diagram 8417 Wenelin Alaikow (BG) 3. Pr., Thema Danicum 2001

Show solution A true puzzle by its simplicity and originality. The symmetricity of Bs is a handicap; the reciprocity of the mate moves a bonus. 
Diagram 8416 Lennart Werner (SE) 4. Pr., Thema Danicum 2001

Show solution Battery formations for cross checks are known. Yet, here we have an all Pbattery formations, unexpected fate for the nonbattery officers and an excellent economy. 
Diagram 8556 Kjell Widlert & Hans Gruber (SE+DE) 1. HO, Thema Danicum 2001

Show solution Masked pins and reciprocal functions, in an economical position. 
Diagram 8479 Zoran Janev (MAC) 2. HO, Thema Danicum 2001

Show solution Apparent Grimshaw, turns out as pininterferences. The keys open up, or clear double white line actions. 
Diagram 8422 Miroslav Henrych (CZ) 3. HO, Thema Danicum 2001

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Diagram 8552 Aurel Karpati & Rolf Wiehagen (US+DE) 1. RO, Thema Danicum 2001

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Diagram 8477 György Bakcsi & László Zoltán (HU) 2. RO, Thema Danicum 2001

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Diagram 8338 Christopher Jones, M. Pevsner & S. Shifrin (GB+IL) 3. RO, Thema Danicum 2001

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Diagram 8337V Krysztof Drazkowski & Klaus Funk (PL+DE) 4. RO, Thema Danicum 2001

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Diagram 8329 Viktor Chepijnij (RU) 5.9. RO, Thema Danicum 2001

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Diagram 8336 Alexander Toger (IL) 5.9. RO, Thema Danicum 2001

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Diagram 8483 František Sabol (CZ) 5.9. RO, Thema Danicum 2001

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Diagram 8553 Dieter Müller (DE) 5.9. RO, Thema Danicum 2001

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Diagram 8561 Christer Jonsson (SE) 5.9. RO, Thema Danicum 2001

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We would like to thank Grandmaster Toma Garai for his great job judging this tournament.
[Here is the "misplaced" section about a few total, or advanced anticipations.]
Diagram 8334 Leonid Makaronez & Semion Shifrin (IL)

Partially anticipated by Zivko Janevski Die Schwalbe 2000


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Diagram 8410 Zoran Janev (MAC)

Anticipated by J. Cvetkov Sahmatna Misal 1990


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Diagram 8480 Christer Jonsson (SE)

Anticipated by Zivko Janevski 2. HM Harmonie 1992


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Diagram 8482 Abdelaziz Onkoud (MA)

Partially anticipated by A. Pankratiev & A. Ivunin Probleemblad 1992


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Diagram 8488 Reinhardt Fiebig (DE)

Anticipated by H. Ebert & Z. Maslar Sp. Pr., Diagrammes 1980


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Diagram 8554 Manfred Nieroba (DE) Tilegnet Holger Helledie 50 år

Partially anticipated by N. Stolev, Z. Janevski & F. Abdurahmanovic Mat 1980


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Note that the fourfold bQ anticipatory pin of 8555 is well known, even without twins and with less material. Many thanks to the editor Leif Schmidt, anticipation search experts Z. Janevski and Hans Gruber and to all participants, for their valuable contributions.